We have provided a a well-established self funded minor skin surgery service since 2007, for the removal of various inconvenient or unsightly skin lesions for over 16s. The surgery is performed by a team of highly experienced GPs who have additional specialist training and experience in dermatology/surgery.
The majority of lesions we remove are harmless and generally no longer removed on the NHS. We would encourage all patients to check with their GP prior to paying for a service as certain lesions, including those that may be cancerous, are still covered by the NHS.
The lesions that can be removed as part of this service include:
- Skin tags
More information on the removal of these lesions can be found in our leaflet.
GP Care offers this service from established GP surgeries with good access and free parking.
To make a booking, or for further information, please call GP Care on 0333 332 2107 or alternatively email us at GPCare.Minor-Surgery@nhs.net, providing a telephone contact number.
Consider which clinic location you would like to attend for your surgery and let the team know at the time of booking.
You will be asked to provide an up-to-date photograph of your lesion(s) which needs to show clearly its size and location (it is useful to place a ruler or measuring tape next to the lesion whilst taking the photograph). You will need to provide details of your registered GP practice for any follow-up care and so that your medical records can be updated. We are not able to book patients who refuse to provide their registered GP details.
Some cysts and lipomas require an ultrasound examination prior to removal and you may be asked to arrange this with your GP prior to your appointment.
Our dedicated service team is available Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Private minor surgery pricing is detailed below. We provide a one-stop appointment which includes a consultation and removal of the lesion, however, we do provide the option for a separate consultation if you prefer.
Full payment will be taken at the time of the booking.
Separate consultation – appointment to discuss your lesion(s) with our specialist GPs £95
Consultation and treatment of chalazia (eyelid cyst) This treatment is only offered at Fallodon Way Medical Centre. £300
Consultation and removal of a single standard lesion/skin tag from £395
Consultation and removal of complex lesions from £450
Extended complex appointment from £790
Should your lesion be identified as too large/deep to remove in the above appointment slots, our team will be able to provide you with a price for the procedure. Full payment will be taken at the time of the booking.
If you have a one-stop appointment but decide not to go ahead with removal of the lesion after your consultation with the GP, we will refund you the surgical cost of the procedure therefore you would pay the £95 consultation fee only.
Please note that our clinicians who perform minor surgery are highly experienced GPs NOT consultants or plastic surgeons, so if you are hoping to claim the cost of your procedure from private medical insurance, please check with your insurance company before booking.
Minor Surgery Team
Meet the minor surgery team.
Speak to a member of our team.
Make a Minor Surgery Booking.